To The Grown Up Bully

To the grown up bully, (the world)

You come in many different forms. You search through all areas of my life to intimidate me and make me feel less, so you can feel more. You are like high school on steroids always trying to be the first and last to talk. You question my kids, my parenting, the foods I eat, my right to home school, my right to vaccinate or not, my right to protect my children, my right to save my money, my right to have a larger family, and even my right to drive an older car. When we disagree you make sure Facebook is the first to hear. You love to pick fights over abortion, gay rights, vaccinations, and any other controversial subject under the moon, yet know little about the side you are fighting for. Instead of having adult conversation where two may disagree you want to raise your voice and call people uneducated idiots. Don’t dare let anyone make a mistake near you, you would throw the first stone…

 

I am here to say to you, grown up bully, I am not afraid of you. I may be short with a quiet, country voice but whatever agenda you have against me and everyone else you try to back in a corner is not going to work. We don’t have to be loud or obnoxious to get you to stop. We only have to quietly go about our business, God’s business. It drives you crazy when we don’t get back in your face. You loose your fight and are made to watch us as we pray to God to give us grace to lead a life less traveled.

 

The next time, grown up bully, you don’t agree with me how about doing your research, walk a mile in my shoes, look from a different perspective, or simply ask me “why.”

 

We all have convictions and reasons why we stand behind what we believe. Let’s stop bullying one another for thinking differently. Instead, let’s educate and converse. Share and exchange. Give and take.

 

As Christ followers we have the chance to point to God, let’s be sure we aren’t pointing toward ourselves while trying to do so.

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5 Responses to To The Grown Up Bully

  • katrina says:

    Amen sister! Love you and all you do!!!

  • Barbara says:

    I love reading about you & your sweet family. I think your husband & children are soooo lucky to have you as their wife/mother! You are a great writer, always interesting with a variety of topics! I really have nothing in common with you, but so relate to you and envy your life & love your wisdom. I’m a single career empty nester – mother & now grandmother, but country girl at heart & always wanted to raise my family as you are. I get many emails I don’t even open, but find myself always excited to see what you have to say & open & read no matter how busy I am. You inspire me & I am excited to soon retire & enjoy my grandchildren, helping to raise them praying with morals, manners & fresh chickens in the country. Thank you for the joy you provide sweet Brittany!

    Ps, loved the one about being happy where you are with what you have; the hair thing, the tips on going to the grocery store, waiting for baby, missing baby on first day of work, general frustrations, praying, etc…

    Please don’t stop writing! :). Forgive & pray for the bullies (not even sure what/who you are talking about, I never read comments & have never written one, until now) apparently they are/were unfortunate to have been raised ungrateful & with no manners, & God only know why they would feel the need to be so mean & nasty. My uneducated theory would be probably abused & or ignored as a child. Feel so sorry for them, living life so bitter & toxic. Keep on living inspired & loving your babies girl! Much thanks, sorry…..just started rambling, but really, I could go on & on! Sorry for any typos, on my iPhone.

    • Brittany says:

      Oh my goodness! What a wonderful comment to see, thank you so much for the encouragement! Your comment made up for all the bad ones:) Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for blessing me!

  • Lisa B. says:

    Thank You so much for your blog Brittany. I am striving to live the kind of life that you are and find inspiration in your writings. I especially like your “against the grain” series. I am so sorry that you have gotten nasty comments and am so glad that you have not let them get you down. Blessings to you and your family!

  • Neli Moldovan says:

    amen little sista!! keep it coming!


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